SERENDIPITY by Louise Shaffer, (c) 2009. Carrie Manning is a thirty-seven year old woman who just buried her mother Rose Manning who died of cancer. All of Carrie’s life Rose would have nothing to do with her own mother Lu. So Carrie has never spoken to her. The two women were estranged. Something terrible must have happened. Even though Lu is still alive and in her eighties Carrie is reluctant to talk to her own grandmother about why. So Carrie is on a quest to find out who about her Italian family’s roots. First she goes to the library, then she looks up her great uncle Paulie. So it seems there some great dark secret that’s been buried for thirty years and Carrie needs to get to the bottom of it.Her mother was a complicated woman with all her secrets. It’s proving to be an interesting story so far.